Discussing a particular theological question is like pulling that piece of thread coming out of your sweater. The more you pull, the more you see how connected the piece of thread is to the whole of the sweater.
For the past three summers, graduate students and beginning professors of philosophy and theology have traveled from around the world to attend the St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theory.
The University of St. Thomas forums this year are focusing on the challenges of religious freedom here and around the world.
Raised as a Catholic, Stabile devoted 20 years of her life to practicing Buddhism and was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun before returning to Catholicism in 2001. Her book, “Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation,” was recently published by Oxford University Press,
Wirtschafter is rabbi-in-residence with the Jay Phillips Center, a joint enterprise of the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University,
Members of 15 area religious organizations will participate in two November programs that take aim at hunger in Minnesota.
The eighth annual event brings together the undergraduate and graduate-level seminarians affiliated with the university.
Two law professors, one Muslim and one Catholic, will examine why anti-Sharia legislation threatens the religious liberty of all.
West will give a mulitmedia performance, “Fill These Hearts: God, Sex and the Universal Longing,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.
Monsignor James Habiger, a champion of social justice issues in the Catholic Church and a longtime pastoral associate in the St. Thomas Campus Ministry Office, died Tuesday. His funeral will be Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Thomas.
Part of the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Lecture Series, the talk is titled “From Crisis to Holiness: Vatican II, Blessed John Paul II and the Renewal of the Ministerial Priesthood.”
All first-year students are invited to register for Freshman Retreat II, which will be held Oct. 13-14 at the Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna. The theme is Jesus Christ: Yesterday, Today and Forever.
Lapsley, who fought apartheid and was badly injured in an assassination attempt, and who later assisted with South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will give the Havel Symposium lecture Oct. 9 on the challenges of citizenship.
Immigration will never cease to be a hot-button topic. In times of economic crisis, xenophobia often rears its head. Unauthorized migrants get painted with broad strokes – labeled as terror- ists, job stealers and criminals. But a counter narrative must be told – one of inclusion, democracy, family values and fairness.
A famous philosopher once said that it is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
In this election season, voters are polarized by a host of emotionally charged issues that include same-sex marriage, threats to religious liberty, immigration, health-care reform, taxation, government spending and life issues such as contraception, abortion, embryo rights and stem cell research.
This past spring, the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought selected Brian Shapiro, associate professor of accounting, as its newest research fellow. The Research Fellow Program had been established to create opportunities for the Opus College of Business faculty to engage in scholarship and research on the relationship of Catholic social thought and business.